Reed v. Goertz, No. 21-442: This case concerns the statute of limitations applicable to claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 brought by prisoners seeking DNA testing of crime-scene evidence on the ground that available state procedures are constitutionally inadequate. The question presented is: whether the statute of limitations for such a claim begins to run at the end of state court litigation denying DNA testing, including any appeals, or whether it begins to run at the moment the state trial court denies DNA testing, despite any subsequent appeal.
Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway, No. 21-1168: This case involves the intersection between the Court’s personal jurisdiction jurisprudence and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The question presented is: whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state from requiring a corporation to consent to personal jurisdiction to do business in the state.